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8 Essential Organic Restaurants in San Diego, CA

Grains
Urban Plates
Armonia Kitchen
True Food Kitchen
Picasso Naturals
Farmer’s Table Bay Park
Crushed
Café Gratitude
Grains
Urban Plates
Armonia Kitchen
True Food Kitchen
Picasso Naturals
pasta in red sauce topped with eggplant from farmers table in San Diego
Farmer’s Table Bay Park
Crushed
Café Gratitude

Eating organic provides you with some of the freshest, worry-free ingredients without having to think about pesticides, growth hormones, and more. A variety of organic restaurants can be found all throughout San Diego, CA, allowing you to find delicious meals that are good for both your body and the planet. If you’re craving something delicious, substantial, and healthy, check out our list of organic restaurants in San Diego to try. 


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Grains

2201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 269-5999

Grains is a well-known vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a chic, rusting setting and plenty of items on their menu that are certified organic. The wood tones and the large windows allow you to enjoy the sunshine of San Diego while you nosh. It’s a no-fuss kind of place where you’ll be able to enjoy any of your meals alongside beer and wine. Pan-seared quinoa fettuccini is a house favorite, served with light tofu and mushroom gravy. The many appetizers can be a great way to kick off your dining experience at Grains, too, such as with the kale tempura or the buffalo cauliflower. 

 


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Urban Plates

8707 Villa La Jolla Dr 92037
(858) 263-0818

Urban Plates is a local favorite that features New American cuisine in the form of salads, sandwiches, and comprehensive entrees. The rustic interior invites you in to enjoy lunch and dinner. All of the ingredients are sourced locally, ethically, and sustainably. Every meal has been chef-created, and you’ll find plenty of great options even if you’re vegetarian or vegan. You’ll find everything from an antioxidant salad to a chimichurri grass-fed steak plate on the menu. And every ingredient is certified organic! 

 


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Armonia Kitchen

1422 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 999-0093

Armonia Kitchen has a café-like atmosphere with a stunning (and shaded) patio for you to enjoy all of the fresh ingredients. There’s a noticeable emphasis on being healthy, including health lattes such as the red velvet and chagaccino. Skinny burritos, mahi-mahi bowls, and more allow you to embrace healthy eating while knowing that everything has been carefully chosen due to its freshness and organic qualities. Some people head inside just for the smoothies because they’re that good! 

 


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True Food Kitchen

7007 Friars Rd Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 810-2929

True Food Kitchen is a chain of health food restaurants throughout California and now, around the USA! The San Diego location offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can find plenty of health-conscious meals. Vegan-friendly options are available along with a full cocktail menu. Found in Fashion Valley, this is one of the more organic menus that you’ll find, and reservations are highly recommended. Menus vary by season, though you’ll find things such as poke bowls, grilled chicken parmesan, and more. The weekends provide a dazzling brunch menu along with brunch-y cocktails.

 


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Picasso Naturals

7420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #115, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 874-0007

Found in the Crossroads Center, Picasso Natural is an option to find organic food, smoothies, and fresh juices. The café is also a natural food store, allowing you to stock up on chips, crackers, and all sorts of organic items to fill your pantry at home. A lot of catering happens out of the location, too. They serve breakfast all the way through a late lunch, but keep in mind that they are closed on the weekend. The lunch combo special is the best way to experience what they have to offer, allowing you to get a half sandwich along with either a soup, smoothie, or vegetable juice.

 


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Farmer’s Table Bay Park

3057 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117
(619) 359-4485

Farmer’s Table is found in Bay Park, providing you with access to an all-day Italian menu. The stunning interior features wood details. The patterned tile bar churns out great cocktails and there’s a comprehensive beer menu. Patio seating is ideal to soak up the beautiful San Diego weather. The farm-to-table menu focuses on fresh ingredients all throughout the area. It’s the perfect place for date night, though you can also check out the brunch menu on the weekend. Rustic foods such as wild boar sausage and wood-fired roast chicken make this place a hit.

 


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Crushed

967 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 230-6567

Crushed is a fun and lively restaurant that features brunch throughout the week as well as a full dinner menu. Happy Hour runs from four to seven nightly, too, allowing you to embrace the comprehensive cocktail menu. The vibrant location on Pacific Beach provides a laidback atmosphere for you to enjoy a menu that spans American, Mexican, and Italian cuisines. Most of the ingredients are organic and the tortillas are made in-house. The unique mimosas are truly something you will need to experience, too.

 


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Café Gratitude

1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 736-5077

Café Gratitude is a cute place with a locally sourced menu of organic and vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The spacious locale allows you to sit at the bar or at one of the tables or booths scattered about. Beer, kombucha, tonics, and teas are available to wet your whistle. As for meals, you can indulge in everything from sandwiches to bowls. You won’t want to miss out on their baked goods, either.